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icterus

[ik-ter-uh s] /ˈɪk tər əs/
noun, Pathology
1.
jaundice (def 1).
Origin
1700-1710
1700-10; < Latin < Greek íkteros jaundice, a yellow bird said to cure jaundice when seen
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British Dictionary definitions for icterus

icterus

/ˈɪktərəs/
noun
1.
(pathol) another name for jaundice
2.
a yellowing of plant leaves, caused by excessive cold or moisture
Derived Forms
icteric (ɪkˈtɛrɪk) adjective
Word Origin
C18: from Latin: yellow bird, the sight of which reputedly cured jaundice, from Greek ikteros
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Word Origin and History for icterus
n.

1706, medical Latin, from Greek ikteros "jaundice," also the name of a yellowish bird the sight of which was supposed, by sympathetic magic, to cure jaundice. As a zoological genus, from 1713.

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icterus in Medicine

icterus ic·ter·us (ĭk'tər-əs)
n.
See jaundice.

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